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Meade Apochromatic Refractors Instruction Manuals
 Models 102ED, 127ED, 152ED, and 178ED
  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Optics
    2. Equatorial Mount
    3. Optional Drive Systems
    4. Standard Equipment

  2. TELESCOPE ASSEMBLY
    1. Unpacking
    2. The Field Tripod
    3. Mounting the Equatorial Head to the Field Tripod
    4. Attaching the Counterweight(s)
    5. The Dew Shield
    6. Mounting the Cradle Ring Assembly and OTA to the Equatorial Mount
    7. Mounting the Viewfinder
      1. Attaching the Viewfinder
      2. Focusing the Viewfinder
      3. Collimating the Viewfinder
    8. Attaching Diagonal and Eyepiece
    9. Balancing the Telescope

  3. TELESCOPE OPERATION
    1. Your First Observations
    2. Focusing
    3. Magnifications
    4. Apparent Field and Actual Field
    5. Celestial Coordinates: Declination and Right Ascension
    6. Lining Up With the Celestial Pole
    7. Precise Polar Alignment
    8. Setting Circles
    9. Observing with the Telescope

  4. MAINTENANCE
    1. Keeping Your Telescope Clean
    2. Factory Servicing and Repairs

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